My Details

‌‌‌Waldir Miron Berbel-FilhoWaldir Miron Berbel-Filho
Postgraduate Student

Biosciences

Email: 809027@swansea.ac.uk
Email: waldirmbf@gmail.com

Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Waldir_Berbel-Filho

About Me

I am a Brazilian biologist most interested in the evolutionary processes involved with individuals/population/species differentiation. I have focused on these themes since my undergraduate studies, when in 2011 I earned my BSc degree on a study focusing on the systematics and cytogenetics of cichlids.

For my MSc degree (2012-2014), I continued studying cichlids as model organisms to understand both phenotypic and genetic contributions into intraspecific differentiation. Meanwhile, I also managed my interests on phylogenetics and phylogeography to study systematics of Neotropical freshwater fishes, as well as, the use of molecular markers in the interface between evolutionary biology, ecology, population genetics and conservation.

Currently, I am a PhD student from the Brazilian Science Without Borders program, under the supervision of Dr. Sofia Consuegra del Olmo and Prof. Carlos Garcia De Leaniz. I aim to investigate the behavioural and epigenetics effects of environmental pressures during the development of the mangrove killifish (Kryptolebias marmoratus).

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Phylogenetics and phylogeography
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Phenotypic variation and geometric morphometrics